RUNNER INFO

YOUR KAROO JOURNEY

EVENT DAY

Welcome to the Karoo, grab a beer or something to drink, and collect your goody bag. During registration, you will receive your trial run package with your number and some other goodies. Runners must please remember to present a photo identification document (driver’s license, passport, or ID book) to authenticate their identity. If a runner has not registered, they will not be allowed to start.

You’re welcome to arrive from 13:00 on Saturday 1 October onwards. No accommodation is available at the venue the day before the event.

Registration takes place at Dwarsvlei Farm: 13:00-17:30
Date:  Saturday 1 October 2022
Please see directions HERE>>

Start your Karoo experience: 18:15

ACCOMMODATION

Experience starry Karoo nights underneath a spectacular clear Milky Way with complimentary tented accommodation included in your entry. We also have alternative accommodation options available such as comfy canvas tents and guest farm accommodation. (Saturday and Sunday Night included)

Complimentary tented accommodation: Each runner receives a pre-assembled tent along with a mattress. There are permanent shower and toilet facilities at the venue. *Please note: bring your own pillow and sleeping bag. No accommodation is available the day before the event.

The Luxury Glamping Tents include the following:

Two nights accommodation
Two comfy wooden base beds
Quality white linen
Chairs
Bedside tables
Floor rugs
Solar lights

R2200 (Accommodation for 2)
Luxury Glamping tent options must be booked online along with your entry.
*This will replace your complimentary tour tented accommodation.

We have canvas tents as an upgraded accommodation option to the complimentary tour tents.

The comfy canvas tents include the following:
2 Nights accommodation
2 Beds
2 Chairs
1 Solar light
R1600 (Accommodation for 2)
Canvas tent options must be booked online along with your entry.
*Please remember to bring your own pillow and sleeping bag.
*Please note that this will replace your complimentary tour tented accommodation.

We have canvas tents as an upgraded accommodation option to the complimentary tour tents.

The standard canvas tents include the following:
2 Nights accommodation
2 Mattresses
Spacious
R600 (Accommodation for 2)
Canvas tent options need to be booked online along with your entry.
*Please remember to bring your own pillow and sleeping bag.
*Please note that this will replace your complimentary tour tented accommodation.

Dwarsvlei Farm converted old horse stables into rooms. Expect a clean, cozy & spacious room rich in Karoo history. The Stable Rooms will include the following:

2 Nights accommodation
2 Single beds and mattresses with fitted sheets
Lights
The Stable Room option must be booked online along with your entry.
Please Note:
*Bring your own pillow, bedding, and towel.
*You will share in the communal ablution.
*This will replace your complimentary tour tented accommodation.
R1600 (Accommodation for 2)

Alternative accommodation options close to Dwarsvlei Farm venue:

Dwarsvlei Farmhouse – Located at Dwarsvlei Farm dwarsvlei.karoo@gmail.com | 0662202218

Erin Farmhouse & Cottages – Approximately 5km from Dwarsvlei Farm https://www.karooexperience.com/

Celtis Country Lodge – 15km from Dwarsvlei in Middelburg town https://www.celtiscountrylodge.co.za

Nguni Country Lodge – 15km from Dwarsvlei in Middelburg town http://www.ngunicountrylodge.com

Karoo Country Inn – 15km from Dwarsvlei in Middelburg town https://www.karoocountryinn.co.za

Middelburg, Eastern Cape, has multiple accommodation options available and is situated 15km from Dwarsvlei Farm. 

FOOD & BEVERAGES

Hospitality at Run The Karoo genuinely shows in the food. Expect Karoo lamb chops, freshly baked farm bread, condensed milk coffee at breakfast, and then be delighted by koeksisters and salty treats at the water points. And not to mention the perfectly chilled craft beer!

Saturday Lunch: Lunch is available for purchase throughout the afternoon.

Saturday Dinner: Delicious Karan beef steak braai with Janine’s famous salads.

Sunday Breakfast: Karoo breakfast. (fruits and cereals will also be available)

Sunday Lunch: Unique Karoo burger braai.

*Sunday Night Pass tickets need to be pre-booked online @R250. It includes live music and dinner on Sunday, and coffee with rusks Monday morning.

*Cash bar available on-premises that has a selection of cold drinks, alcohol, and snacks.

*Special dietary requirements: Our food is sourced and made by the local community and thus it’s difficult to cater for individual requirements but send us an email to info@urbangoat.co.za and we can look into how we can assist.

Run the Karoo is known for offering unique water points!
Water points at Run the Karoo are locations where you won’t want to leave as there are crispy sweet koeksisters, boerewors, potatoes, mini roosterkoekies, and ‘n lekker vibe!

Coffee with condensed milk & tea is available during breakfast. Tea and machine coffee will be for sale during the day from Atlantic Coffee Company. Water, Craft Beer, Craft Gin, Wine, and soft drinks will be on sale from the bar at the Main Building. 

Water is supplied for the water points and consumption during each stage. All tap water in our tour village is perfectly safe for drinking, and it is recommended that riders utilise our supply of drinking water.

SUPPORT AND SERVICES

We have backup support each day should you not be able to run any further and medical staff on the route as well as at the finish to assist incase you sustain an injury.

You’ll need a head lamp for the Night Run. You should carry water, cellphone, whistle and emergency food with you. The 22km runners should carry a camelback with on the run. There’s Neutral Support at designated points on the route should you not be able to run any further. Medics at the venue to assist incase you sustain an injury.

Trained medical personnel will also be en route to handle any emergencies that may occur. Should an injury be deemed too severe for our medical team to handle, will be transferred to any of the local hospitals, where a more comprehensive service is available. Please remember to carry the details of your medical insurance with, in case of hospitalization.
*Please ensure that you bring your medication as prescribed by your physician.

Massage packages can be pre-booked online @ R370 for a 30min session on Sunday.

Prize giving

At Run The Karoo one can expect the unexpected at prize giving. And yes, we are serious (sometimes). The usual and sometimes unusual categories can expect prizes like Hope Gin, Deetlefs, and Kakiebos hampers. For the more serious runners, we will also have very unique Karoo trophies and some great prizes.

  • Love birds
  • Most unique Instagram pic (Share the Karoo beauty with your friends)
  • Gin Made Me Do It
  • Berg Skilpad (Last runner in)
  • Keg Gobbler (Beer drinker of the day)
  • Jackal of the night (1st runner in on the Night Run)
  • Overall – Trophy to GC runner on last day